Skidmore College is a selective liberal arts college that accepts less than half of all applicants. To get in, you're probably going to need high school grades and standardized test scores that are well above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had high school averages of "B+" or better, combined SAT scores of about 1750 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 26 or better.
You'll also notice that high grades and solid test scores aren't the only factors considered for admission to Skidmore. There are quite a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue throughout the graph. Many applicants had grades and test scores that were on target for Skidmore College yet were not admitted. You can see that the opposite is also sometimes true -- a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a little bit below the norm. Skidmore's admissions process is based on more than numerical data. The college uses the Common Application and has holistic admissions. As the school's admissions website states, "Skidmore seeks students with strong academic ability, intellectual curiosity, creativity, open-mindedness, a commitment to learning and a desire to contribute to a community committed to intellectual and personal integrity and citizenship."
The college will be looking at the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. Also, they will be looking for a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities, an engaging short answer, and strong letters of recommendation. Skidmore also offers optional interviews, and applicants would be wise to take advantage of this opportunity.
To learn more about Skidmore College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Skidmore College Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?